Underuse of modern methods of contraception: underlying causes and consequent undesired pregnancies in 35 low- and middle-income countries

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 6:50 am

Every year, when 123 million women experience pregnancy as a harbinger of happiness, many of the remaining 87 million face it with dismay. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that, after becoming pregnant without intention, many of these women are ...

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Girls Not Brides Post-2015 Advocacy Toolkit

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 6:57 am

As the post-2015 process moves into intergovernmental negotiations, this toolkit by Girls Not Brides aims to assist activists in their efforts to urge governments to support and speak out in favour of a target to end child, early and forced marriage. There ...

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The post-2015 agenda: staying the course in maternal and child survival

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:54 am

In this article, we draw on available evidence from Countdown to 2015 and other sources to make the case for keeping women and children at the heart of the next development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) ...

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Ebola crisis: the unequal impact on women and children’s health

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:51 am

There seems to be no biological sex difference regarding vulnerability to Ebola virus disease,1 yet many sociocultural and health-care-related factors increase the risks for women in the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Author: Menendez, C.

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Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality: USAID Maternal Health Vision for Action – Evidence for Strategic Approaches

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:46 am

The U.S. Government is committed and working toward the goal of Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD) in a generation. In June of 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)released a vision for maternal health, Ending Preventable Maternal ...

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Care WE-MEASR tool

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 8:17 am

The Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health Team (SRMH) at CARE USA is pleased to share a multidimensional quantitative survey tool, theWE-MEASR (Women’s Empowerment- Multidimensional Evaluation of Agency, Social Capital & Relations). The WE-MEASR was designed for use with women and ...

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MLE Releases Encouraging Results from the India Endline Survey

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:33 am

Endline results are now available for the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) in Uttar Pradesh, India. The endline survey, conducted from December 2013 to July 2014, was implemented by the Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project in four core intervention cities ...

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WHO Global Status Report On Violence Prevention 2014

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:23 am

This report reflects data from 133 countries and is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. It is jointly published ...

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Post-2015 Made Simple: Shaping The Future Of Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:17 am

This briefing pack looks at the post-2015 process so far, and aims to predict what to expect between now and September 2015. This document does not aim to cover all the issues in detail, but describes the main processes involved, ...

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ADDING IT UP: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides new estimates of the needs for and costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions in the following key areas: contraceptive services; maternal, newborn ...

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